Putting lipstick on a pig called “Wonga”
Posted on August 23rd, 2013 | 26 Comments |
My latest ‘blog on metro.co.uk is now up!
Entitled “Is Wonga really Newcastle United’s greatest ever sponsor after only five weeks?” I reflect on the words of Newcastle United’s Financial Director John Irving, who recently said the following at a meeting to reassure Newcastle United fans about the club’s controversial sponsorship deal with Wonga:
“From a commercial impact, Wonga have had the money on the table and have been a lot more aggressive.
“It’s massively important to have people on board that want to get involved with us in terms of what we do with the fans and the foundation and what we do with the younger players.
“Wonga have only really been here five weeks and they have actually done considerably more than anyone ever has done in terms of investment and support.
“The gates have been unveiled… they renamed the stadium back to St James’ Park. Wonga tick the boxes.
“From a club point of view we are delighted they are partnered with us for such a long time.”
As most people with a modicum of intelligence know, Wonga are not a charity with the best interests of the region at heart, they vile parasites who feed off the misfortune of the most desperate and vulnerable in society, and their efforts to get involved with the community on Tyneside are just an effort to put lipstick on a pig, something to give these leeches a false respectabilty they do not deserve, not to mention a way to sink their claws into the region’s poor. But anyway, you can read the blog!